- With your
maternity leave almost over, are you wishing for an option that
didn't leave you either brokenhearted or just plain broke? Let
Lisa Roberts, in How to Raise a Family and a Career Under
One Roof, show you how to avoid the agonizing choice between
family and career. A mother of four, she built a successful home-based
communications consulting company without a ton of money, a huge
house, or business acumen. No matter what your interests, you
can do it, too. All you need is your conviction that there has
to be a better way. There is!
- Christina Vercelletto,
The most critical issue
facing families in today's busy world is balancing work and family.
In this highly informative and practical book, Lisa Roberts describes
one great solution: home-based businesses. A must read for every
parent who has ever dreamed of doing the work they love AND being
a great mom or dad!
Wade F. Horn, Ph.D., President, The National Fatherhood
a family while working from home is no longer a dream
its a real-life option and Lisa Roberts is living proof!
How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof sends
a positive and important message to parents struggling valiantly
to balance work and family.
Paul & Sarah Edwards, authors of the best-selling Working
to Raise a Family and a Career Under One Roof is at the cutting edge
of the most rapidly growing employment trend in the nation. Lisa
Roberts covers the perils, pleasures and rewards of home business,
addressing the needs of the work-at-home parent, the business
itself, and the child. Whether you run a full time business from
home or telecommute part-time, this practical and insightful
book belongs on your shelf!
W. Hall, Yale University Bush Center in Child Development and
to juggle work and family is especially hard when your home is
your workplace. In How to Raise A Family & A Career Under
One Roof, Roberts combines real-life experience with practical
advice on what it takes to launch and nurture a business and
family at the same time, in the same place...To help you cope,
she provides exercises and outlets in your quest for the perfect
balance of a combined work and family life.
Gladstone, Home Office Computing
just finished your book and found it to be not only informative
but very inspiring!!! I have always wanted to start my own home
business, but was unsure what it would be like with two young
children and loss of income while attempting a start-up. When
I read your Child #4 essay, I actually cried! Thank
you for your encouraging wordsyou are truly a role model
for all women attempting to juggle all of lifes demands.
Erickson, Chicago, IL
most authors maintain a professional distance, Roberts invites
the reader into her life, sprinkling solid information with stories
that are sometimes poignant, often amusing, but always real.
What makes this book stand out is Roberts ability to go
beyond the surface how-to chatter about working from
home to get at the profound experience of meshing work and family
two critical parts of the same whole.
Sharron Kahn, Publisher of at Home at Work,The Newsletter
for Parents Who Work From Home
deflates the myth that one needs to be a high-powered entrepreneur
in order to succeed; rather, her book draws upon the formidable
skills and strength a parent possesses... It is an ideal first
book for parents who want to [email protected]
Wilma Neuman Longman, F.E.M.A.L.E. (Formerly Employed Mothers
At the Leading Edge)
to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is a much-needed how-to
manual for anyone contemplating a home-based business while also
having to carry out child care responsibilities and supervision.
It is must reading whose precepts, if faithfully
applied, will result in a healthy business enterprise and a happy
James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review
well written . . . Wonderful advice!
John Sebastian, WABJ Radio, The Morning Show
is an excellent resource detailed, sincere and full of
usable information. Lisa is clearly dedicated to what she does
and to helping others become successful in both their families
and careers. A great guide that can help smooth out a process
that may seem daunting to many!
George Chamberlin, KCEO-AM, Money in the Morning
year 2000, 60% of the work force will be contract workers. How
to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is a most
timely aid for those considering starting a home-based business
and raising a family simultaneously. Lisa Roberts thoughtfully
covers the many complex
issues that go into creating this new way of life: the integration
of work and family.
Elizabeth Adler, author of Everyones Guide to
a new chapter in life is always a bit scary, and
starting a home business can certainly seem overwhelming.
How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof includes
all the tools needed to start your home business and adds a nice
touch of motivation and encouragement to let you know it can
Lesley Spencer, Founder and President of Home-Based Working
addresses all the crucial questions every parent contemplating
opening a home business should consider. Few books, if any, provide
more insight into the personal rewards which go hand-in-hand
with home-based entrepreneurship than this one.
Constance Hallinan Lagan, President, The Entrepreneurial
Center for Small Business Development
to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is right on target for
those just starting a home-based business. I wish it was around
eight years ago when I was first starting out.
Beverly Williams, Founder/President, American Association
of Home-Based Businesses
to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is a blueprint to help
you manage your work successfully while also honoring your most
precious personal priorities. As the owner of a home-based business,
spouse and parent, Ill keep a copy on my own bookshelf!
Paula Ancona, National Columnist and author of SuccessAbilities!
has written a practical and entertaining book chock full of valuable
and honest advice. Both old-timers and newcomers to home business
will find it an enthusiastic and witty book that is supportive
of their dreams for both their careers and their families.
Kimberly Metz, Words Unlimited, Rapid City, South Dakota
family and business is essential to home business success. This
book offers clear solutions on how to do it and is written in
a light and enjoyable way. If you dont have a home-based
business now, you will want one; if you do, you will appreciate
Diana Ennen author of Words From Home
able to simultaneously edit, send e-mail, nurse my daughter and
nonchalantly spill coffee on my nightgown has allowed me to achieve
my career ambitions with graceful privacy! With 10 years of experience
behind her, Lisa Roberts knows from whence I speak and offers
this insightful, informative book to all of us who long to be
both entrepreneurs and @home parents.
Amy Condra-Peters, Publisher of The Mother Is Me